POEM: In his first English-language poem, Sanjaya Fernando describes how a smile can lead to lasting connections between culturally-different people.
POEM: Jasmine Soukieh discusses the cumulative effects of persistent othering.
POEM: Kaya Lattimore explores her bloodline in the stories of her ancestors, seeking out the breadth and depth of her history.
POEM: Vesna Cvjeticanin shares with us her award-winning poem, “Uspomene”, reflecting on the way memories can be fickle despite our best efforts.
POEM: Amala Jayasekara imagines the impact of migration on a child, through the eyes and mind of her daughter.
POEM: Ray Mardia explores the transience of difference.
POEM: Abeir Soukieh brings us a poem of youth and difference and survival, and her little cousin Rim.
POEM: Jasmine Soukieh shares a poem touching on the mix of thoughts, feelings and assumptions involved in less-familiar language settings.
REFLECTION / POEM: Akka Ballenger Constantin reflects on the experience of “sitting” simultaneously between and within cultures.
POEM: Kaya Lattimore wrangles with the turbulent complexity of the question “where are you from?”.